Characteristics of teamwork in Singapore construction projects

Chow, Low J., Then, Danny, & Skitmore, Martin (2005) Characteristics of teamwork in Singapore construction projects. Journal of Construction Research, 6(1), pp. 15-46.

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Abstract

The characteristics of effective teamwork in construction are examined. From the general management literature, the most common of these are expected to be clear objectives, trust, cohesiveness, interdependency and enthusiasm of the team members. This is confirmed by an empirical questionnaire survey of a sample of 57 Singapore construction industry personnel where, in terms of correlation, the highest characteristics are trust and cohesiveness, followed by clear objectives, enthusiasm and interdependency. In terms of respondents’ views, the most necessary was clear objectives, followed by interdependency, enthusiasm, trust and cohesiveness.

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ID Code: 3262
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Teamwork, team building, characteristics
DOI: 10.1142/S1609945105000237
ISSN: 1609-9451
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 World Scientific Publishing
Copyright Statement: Electronic version of an article published as Journal of Construction Research 6(1):pp. 15-46.
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:12

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